Elizabeth, NJ
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Elizabeth, NJ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 38 per one thousand residents, Elizabeth has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 26. Within New Jersey, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Elizabeth.

Importantly, when you compare Elizabeth to other communities of similar population, then Elizabeth crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Elizabeth does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Elizabeth does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Elizabeth.

For Elizabeth, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Elizabeth is one in 143.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Elizabeth's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Elizabeth a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Elizabeth is one in 32.

Importantly, we found that Elizabeth has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Elizabeth is one in 173.

Elizabeth Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Elizabeth Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

902

4,011

4,913

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.00

31.12

38.12

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Elizabeth 7.00
New Jersey 2.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 143

in Elizabeth

1 in 481

in New Jersey

Elizabeth VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 128,885
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 43 387 469
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.33 3.00 3.64

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Elizabeth 31.12
New Jersey 14.05

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Elizabeth

1 in 71

in New Jersey

Elizabeth Property CRIMES

Population: 128,885
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 602 2,664 745
Rate per 1,000 4.67 20.67 5.78

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Elizabeth Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Elizabeth 395
New Jersey 59